Sète, France (PortSEurope) November 8, 2017 – La Fédération nationale des ports et docks (CGT Dockers) is to initiate legal action against the port of Sète claiming that labour practices at the port do not respect the relative legislation.
At a press conference in the port of Sète, Serge Coutouris, deputy federal secretary, listed “scandalous practices”, including the retention of some dockers in the job status of “casual”, temporary workers for 15 years in the same position, and the system of retirement contributions.
He added that the action was relevant at a time when the port is developing its container traffic business.
Dozens of dockworkers and union representatives observed a one-hour work stoppage on Wednesday morning as called for by the National Federation of Ports and Docks CGT.
Having tried for months to negotiate with the employers of the port handling on the port of Sète, the National Federation of Ports and Docks CGT had called for actions in the ports where the companies Bolloré and SEA-invest operate.
Source: Ouest France
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